The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) is composed of iDigBio's Project Manager, iDigBio's Biodiversity Informatics Manager, iDigBio's Project Evaluator, representatives from the Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs) and Partners to Existing Networks (PENs), NSF Program Officers, and other digitization projects and collections working with iDigBio. The IAC meets regularly to report on progress in digitization efforts, share best practices and standards, identify gaps in digitization areas and technology, enhance training efforts, and report on collaborations.
IAC meetings are held quarterly (February, May, August, and November) on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM Eastern.
Participation from any or all TCN and PEN participants is welcomed and encouraged. Although these meetings are voluntary, please send a delegate so that your TCN or PEN is represented!
TCNs are required to provide regular progress reports to iDigBio, which are due prior to every IAC meeting. Reports are submitted via the following webform: https://www.idigbio.org/content/tcn-quarterly-progress-report-idigbio
Information about past meetings, minutes, and previous TCN progress reports are available on the wiki: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Internal_Advisory_Committee
Other general and helpful TCN resources are available here: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/TCN_Resources